I can barely contain my excitement.Originally Posted by mikkowilson
In which case, here's a question for the Steadicam crew:
If I get a Merlin, plus a vest and arm rig, so I can fly NOW, is there an upgrade path to the Pilot sled? IOW, puchase a Merlin bundle, add the sled later rather than buy the full Pilot rig later?
I am assured by a good friend and Merlin user (Rick Young - he should be dropping by the booth today) that I'll want a Merlin anyway...
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04-17-2007 01:25 AM
04-17-2007 05:20 AM
Thank You Mikko for the report !! The merlin rig is going to be very very popular !!
04-17-2007 05:37 AM
Wow, I think they hit the nail on the head with the Merlin Rig. I'll be taking a very serious look at that! Thanks for the thorough report!
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04-18-2007 02:45 AM
Matt; yes there will be an upgrade path to the Pilot from the Merlin / Arm / Vest. It'll probabaly simply involve buying the Pilot sled seperatly (price as of yet undetermined) and then either keeping, or selling off, the Merlin.
04-18-2007 01:37 PM
any chance you can post a few detail pics of the arm, like the socket block connection, the elbow or connection to the Merlin end?
04-19-2007 06:59 PM
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Yes, I second the plead.
I'm glad you're OK. After that tragedy in Virginia my thoughts were on you.
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04-20-2007 10:13 PM
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I have a Glidecam V16 and would welcome the option to switch to a Pilot for my HVX200. What options will be available? Any low mode option? When will more details be available? Thanks!
04-21-2007 02:47 AM
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Wait, so can you buy the Merlin with the new Gimbal WITHOUT the arm and vest?
I don't really need it since I'll be doing really short takes, and only occasionally at that. Plus I have access to a PA who is a body builder, so...
But I have an HVX so I gots to get that gimbal!
04-21-2007 04:24 AM
Mikko...any word or pix of the new dual arm smooth shooter? Upgrade kit available to smooth shooter owners for $700. Thanks, Craig
04-21-2007 06:48 AM
Well, you can sort of see the socket block on page 3 of the atttached link but not too well. Looks interesting.
I wish we could have a really clear close up. As far as the upgraded gimbal goes, I'm willing to bet they offer that updgade by itself.